Jelly may refer to:

  • Fruit preserves, called 'jelly', specifically a clear fruit spread
  • Gelatin, a translucent substance extracted from the collagen inside animals' connective tissue, made from bones and pig skin
  • Gelatin dessert, referred to as jelly in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries
  • Jelly fungus, the class Heterobasidiomycetes
  • Jelly shoes, shoes made of a soft plastic, resembling sandals
  • Naval jelly, phosphoric acid in a rust removing gel
  • Petroleum jelly, a gel used as a topical ointment, such as vaseline
  • Royal jelly, made by bees and fed to the larvae to turn them into queen bees
  • Temazepam, a powerful hypnotic drug, street name "Jellies"
  • Jellyfish, also known as jellies
  • Slang term for Jealous
  • An informal, temporary Coworking gathering, also called "jellies"


  • Jelly d'Arányi (1893–1966), Hungarian violinist
  • David Jelly (1847–1911), politician
  • William Jelly (1835–1900), politician
  • Jelly (Chinese singer)

Tilly Shoul (more commonly known as Jelly Shoul), was the first established Ostrich farmer in Austria to create a jelly-like substance from Ostrich foetus.

Other uses:

  • Apache Jelly, a Java and XML based scripting and processing engine for turning XML into executable code
  • Shadowmoor, a Magic: the Gathering expansion set, codenamed "Jelly" in development
  • Jelly man, another term for Eunuch

Famous quotes containing the word jelly:

    Your death, dear Lady, was quite cold
    For all the brave tears and ultimate spasm.
    So civilized were your thin hands, I marvel
    They too, like jelly fishes, came from protoplasm.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one’s neighbour is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    They were in the jelly of youth.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)